Author Archives: Jill

South Maui Waterline Break: A Harbinger?

The broken line that cut off water supplies to much of Kihei yesterday might have been a wake-up call. Apparently that 18-inch line is one of two (the other is 36 inches) that supplies this whole coast, and I bet they are still the same lines originally installed in the late ’60s or early ’70s…

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Off Island: I Become a Tour-Bus Tourist

So there I was, dragging a heavy suitcase through rush-hour pedestrian   traffic over a bumpy cobbled sidewalk. Somewhere up this busy London street was the station from which my train would be leaving in less than half an hour. Exactly where that station was, I had no idea, but my only choice was to keep…

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Conch shells against a secret deal

When protesters blew conch shells on Ka`anapali Beach July 29 to demonstrate against a controversial trade deal being negotiated there, they hoped to break the Guinness World Record for the most conch shells blown at one time. Looks like they did that; estimates range as high as 400 people simultaneously blowing conch shells, and the…

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